Lake Mary, Fla., March 31, 2015 — FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the release of the newly designed PointSense for Autodesk’s Revit® building design software. PointSense introduces breakthrough functionality to significantly improve the evaluation and conversion of point cloud data to Building Information Modeling (BIM).
MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, March 3, 2015—PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today the release of its GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) 2015 - the latest version of the company’s proven, high-performance, and scalable image processing solution.
Feb. 25, 2015—Eternix Ltd., leading provider of next-generation software for GIS visualization and editing in 3D, releases its first WAMI extension, enabling Blaze Terra users to access WAMI data through cloud-based services. WAMI stands for Wide Area Motion Imagery and is an advanced sensor-based technology, delivering board stretches of video-like footage. WAMI has been gaining popularity since its adoption by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OCG).
Feb. 22, 2015—After many years of development the new stable major release GRASS GIS 7.0.0 is available. The graphical user interface based on wxPython has been enriched with many new features in order to make complex GIS operations available as simple as possible. The old Tcl/Tk based GUI has been dropped. The developers added important new functionality to the core system, among that the new Python interface to the C library. This new API permits users to create new GRASS GIS-Python modules in a simple way while yet obtaining powerful and fast modules. Furthermore, the vector library was significantly improved to make it faster and more efficient, along with support of huge files. This required a easy to manage topology format update including a new spatial index. A lot of effort has been invested to standardize parameter and flag names. Finally, there are a series of new modules to analyse raster and vector data; some of the already existing modules were improved and made faster (some even 1000 x faster). For details see below.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 18, 2015 —LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has released an updated GeoViewer for Windows application which is the fastest way to view MrSID and JPEG 2000 imagery and includes broad file format support.